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Petite Critique: The Vampire Knitting Club

Title: The Vampire Knitting Club Author: Nancy Warren Age group: Adult Genre: cozy mystery Subgenre: urban fantasy Page count: 219 Rating: * * * This book is the first in a cozy mystery series. I'm usually not a fan of "knit lit." As much as I want to read it, I usually find it too sentimental.… Continue reading Petite Critique: The Vampire Knitting Club

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It’s a good day for hot chocolate.

Ohio is being...Ohio. I woke up this morning to 4"+ of unexpected snow. It's rare here to get more than 2" in one go, so 4" overnight is nearly unheard of. I can only think of maybe 2-3 other occasions in my life this has happened. I am, unfortunately, at work (that was not a… Continue reading It’s a good day for hot chocolate.

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Kate Warne Vs. Lydia Perry

Small and neat, she wore a mauve and gray plaid skirt and matching vest and jacket. Her light brown hair was braided over the top of her forehead, and a snood of the same pristine white as her blouse covered the bun at her nape. The crinoline under her skirt was of a modest width;… Continue reading Kate Warne Vs. Lydia Perry

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2019 Goals

I'm late to the party as usual, but it's cool. It's fine. Everything's fine. Donate at least 5% of book sales to charity. I'll be giving quarterly updates on this, as well as a wrap up at the end of the year. Publish 2 books. The official titles will be coming soon! Write 2 books.… Continue reading 2019 Goals

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#MHMon Reading Recommendations

Now that the holidays are over and we are into "The dead of winter" I thought now might be a good time to list a few of my go-to books for these dark, dreary months, when my depression tends to be at its worst. I've broken these into segments, so that you can compile your… Continue reading #MHMon Reading Recommendations

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The Music of Mrs. Andrews

As some of you know, the project I'm working on for Nanowrimo this month is the sequel to OFF THE RAILS, so I'm finding myself revisiting a lot of the music I listened to when I wrote the first book, with the addition of a lot of new songs. The first time around, I listened… Continue reading The Music of Mrs. Andrews

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Behind the Scenes of OFF THE RAILS

With a new book out this week, here are a few things you didn't know about Mrs. Andrews, the world of OFF THE RAILS, and the other characters in the book. She hates to be called Sophia. Even in my head she goes by "Mrs. Andrews." And no, before you ask, I didn't name her… Continue reading Behind the Scenes of OFF THE RAILS

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New Release: OFF THE RAILS

It's here! At long last. I am absolutely in love with this cover, which was once again designed by Ash K. Alexander, who has done all of my previous covers. This will be the first book in an adult historical fiction/mystery series, and can be found on Amazon here, in both ebook and paperback. This… Continue reading New Release: OFF THE RAILS

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Victorian Hair Care

Colleen moved the end table from the chair by the fire behind me, arranging the empty basin and other tools she would need. She began by letting down the plait. With a towel wrapped about my shoulders, she applied a mixture of egg yolk, rosemary, and water with a brush. She piled my hair on… Continue reading Victorian Hair Care

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The F-Word

I’d like to take a moment to talk about a dirty word. The F-word. No, not that one. Think for a moment. Look inside yourself for the answers Do you believe that people should be hired and paid based on merit? Do you believe people should be able to study whatever subject they want, regardless… Continue reading The F-Word